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3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

3 Cottages in Breathtaking Watermill Setting. Pet Friendly Properties With WiFi. - Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)



Updated: 25-May-2016
Cottages near Vire, Calvados Normandy, France - Peaceful Retreat 1 mile fromVillage, 8 Miles from Historic Vire

Three traditional modernised Normandy cottages in 3 hectares of lush watermill setting. The cottages are sympathetic conversions of old stone outbuildings, all fully equipped for the perfect self catering holiday. The Calvados region of Normandy is ideal for rambling, fishing, back-to-nature, family holidays. The banks of the River Vire are perfect for peaceful walks, fishing, renewal and rejuvenation. Within easy reach of many of the fabulous Normandy and Brittany beaches, the Medieval town of Bayeux and charming fishing village Honfleur and millionaires' Deauville. Historic towns such as Mont St Michel, Flers. Parks, chateaux, shops, markets, golf courses, horse riding, fishing and sailing are all local. Campeaux is a great launching pad for exploring the Calvados and Normandy region. The Vire Valley offers a landscape of rolling hills and occasional gorges, local cider and of course its Calvados.

Details for holiday cottage Le Gite D'Ile (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A ground floor detached self-catering mini-gîte with its own private terrace and magnificent views across the river to the waterfall. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, fireplace, two armchairs, double bed, kitchen corner, shower room, WC and electric heating. Washing machine in the nearby barn. Closed grounds with lawn and garden furniture this gite is on an island formed by the water flow of the Mill. This property has a history dating back over 800 years to 1308 and was modernised in the 1990s.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Born and bred in Dublin but having lived in London for many years, I came across Le Moulin L'Eveque in late 2002 and fell in love with the place. I moved in in May 2003. I live on site and am always here to welcome visitors, so no looking for hidden keys is required! Happy to advise you where to source the best wines at the best prices and help you plan your holiday under all weather conditions, ie best places to go on a sunny day and some good indoor activities in case of rain.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the gite de parc was all we hoped for and much more. Whether early in the morning or late into the evening, the peacefulness and tranquility embrace you, and Johnny really made us feel at home. We will truly miss this place and hope to return some day soon. - Joan and Adam Maine USA.

What can we say Johnny. The weather was brilliant during our 3 week stay, not to mention the food and wine. The gite is just perfect, a real suntrap ideal for long lazy days by the river. I think we'll be back next year. - Rod & Kate. Qatar.

Cheers Johnny. This is a great place. Fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife. Great fishing. Very peaceful and tranquil. We've had a lovely time. - Michael, Clare and Ollie
Jul 2010
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful setting in delightful river valley.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely small group of Gites with magnificent setting by river with waterfall .Johnny and Lynn are perfect hosts who live on the site,completely un obtrusive but there if needed for helpful advice about the locality.I had a delightful and restful break on my own and would definately consider going again. Geoffrey.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Geoffrey for that glowing review. It was lovely chatting to you and so kind of you to present Lynn with that beautiful Begonia plant on your departure. Hope to see you again, whenever you need to recharge your batteries
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An "Island" of Peace and Beauty

  • 4 of 5

Le Gite D'Ile is situated in a stunningly beautiful location. It is totally surrounded by water - the tranquil River Vire and the streams which used to drive the wheel of the mill. It is set in an extensive garden with magnificent weeping willows which together with the water lilies are reminiscent of Monet's garden. The gite has its own private garden also fronting directly onto the river which has much wild life.

The accommodation, itself, is very small and although it had all that is required to be self contained the kitchen and bathroom facilities are, at best, only adequate.

Our hosts, Johnny and Lynn, were welcoming, friendly and helpful with everything and in particular gave us details of scenic walks in the vicinity.

The gite is in a peaceful, isolated situation, though not very close to shops and restaurants. It is, however, ideally situated to explore La Suisse Normande, Mont St Michel, Bayeux and the 2nd World War Landing Beaches.

We enjoyed a super holiday in lovely sunshine and feel relaxed with batteries recharged. We would recommend it to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Chris. Really glad you enjoyed your stay, and yes please do mention us to family & friends who may be interested in staying.
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Le Gite D`lle

  • 4 of 5

The most beautiful setting with plenty of local walks. The sound of the river is so relaxing, and catching a large number of chub was great! Johnny and Lynne are fantastic hosts giving you information and help. We saw kingfishers everyday, and used the canue on the river from the garden. Our gite was lovely with our own garden. Thank you again Johnny and Lynne for your kindness, hope to return again for more exploring, love Mark and Bev Howard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark & Bev. Thank you for such a great review, and thank you also for the photos you sent me, of the many fish that you managed to catch Glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to be able to greet you both on another occasion
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Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old mill setting, great for river watching, relaxing and chilling out - and even a spot of fishing! Good studio accommodation with everything you need and a private terrace and garden. The owner Johnny was extremely friendly, generous and helpful, without being intrusive. A very pleasurable stay and look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray & Liz for taking the time to write that lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. I hope to have the oppurtunity to greet you both again, on another occasion.
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Charming cottage in a wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

Johnny and Lynne were helpful and friendly, giving us suggestions for walks and ideas for places to visit and shop. The main room in the cottage was spacious and had lovely views over the river, which was home to some great wildlife, with lots of birds around and even some coypu swimming in the rivethe

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely paradise

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely destination for a romantic getaway or a family holiday away from cities, traffic and noise. The place is hidden away situated along a spectacular river, however very easy to find and close to a big supermarket. We have enjoyed a barbecue, deck chairs by the water, ping pong and an absolutely fantastic canoe ride down the river. Even though the cottages were sharing the same huge garden, you have the feeling of being all alone ! Johnny was an amazing host and proved to be very helpful in regards to local attractions. There is a fabulous golf course only 20 minutes away driving, and also a lovely stylish town by the sea front. Overall we definitely recommend this place and for sure we will return ! Thank you Johnny for your hospitality !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you packed so much into a short stay. I hope to welcome back at some later date Kind regards Johnny
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From the Owner

Lower Normandy is a beautiful region and has a great motorway network providing links to all other regions of this vast country.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dinard at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campeaux at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen/Ouisterham at 75 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de lac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vire at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A84 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Beny bocage at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Muchtoofar! at 700 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Granvilli at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary


Granville, a lively town with weekly markets has the nearest life guarded beach and is a 40 minute drive. Many other beaches, usually almost deserted are just 45 mins away.


Caen (Ouisterham) with ferries to and from Portsmouth 55 mins. Calais 3.5 hrs. Cherbourg 1hr 20 mins. Le Havre 2 hrs. Dieppe 2hrs 30 mins.

Dinard Airport Ryanair to Stansted and East Midlands 1hr.30 mins. Rennes Airport 1 hr 30 mins.

Dinard Airport. A car is essential in Calvados.

Further Details:

Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 15 minutes drive. We are happy to make your restaurant reservations for you. Le Moulin l'Eveque is the perfect springboard for all the Normandy attractions, with the Bayeux tapestry, the landing beaches, Mont St Michel all being around 45 minutes drive away. Historic towns of Falaise and Dinan with it's medieval quarter are just a bit further and Monet's garden at Giverney takes about 2.5 hours to get to.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2016
2 Apr 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:. Visitors are advised to take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but in quieter weeks this can be flexible. Just ask if you wish to make a midweek booking. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure is around 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-May-2016
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From the Owner

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, yet only 6 minutes from the underused motorway (except in August) you can actually be 60 miles away in an hour, from a standing start, without breaking any speed limits. This is a unique property with a history going back to 1308 and I will be happy to answer any questions over a glass of wine.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has it's own private garden with patio and BBQ area. All linen and towels are included in the price. Due to the proximity of the river small children must be supervised. All cottages have WiFi internet access and DVD players. In common with all holiday cottages in France, smoking is not permitted inside the houses, but all have patios right outside. Outside: Large barn with table tennis and an indoor BBQ for larger parties and evening get togethers. 500 metres of river frontage for trout and coarse fishing. Large communal garden.

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